All Island Orthopedics specializes in Shoulder & Knee surgeries and offers its services in Howard Beach New York. Our team is comprised of three orthopedic physicians, Neofitos Stefanides M.D. trained in sports medicine and shoulder reconstruction, Peter Stefanides M.D. who is trained in pain management and Edward Feliciano, who is specialized in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine.
All Island Orthopedics in Astoria and Bayside takes surgeries very seriously and keeps up to date with all the latest in the fields in Chondroplasty, Meniscus, Bankart Repair, Shoulder & Knee surgeries, including the most complicated Knee and Shoulder Replacement procedures.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved MACI (autologous cultured chondrocytes on porcine collagen membrane) for the repair of symptomatic, full-thickness cartilage defects of the knee in adult patients. Knee problems are common and occur in people of all ages. Cartilage defects in the knee can result from an injury, straining the knee beyond its normal motion, or can be caused by overuse, muscle weakness, and general wear and tear. Matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation (MACI) is a new procedure to treat the articular cartilage defects of the knee. Articular cartilage is a tissue that covers the surface of the joints and is responsible for pain-free movement of the bones within the joint. If the articular cartilage is damaged, the ends of the bones rub against each other causing pain. Matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation is indicated for patients with significant cartilage defects causing joint pain, swelling, and catching in the knee.
Every surgery requires some preparation. Removing the anxiety is one of our top priorities, from medication and home planning to recovery and rehabilitation, our team of orthopedic physicians are here to help and will guide you through every step.
The All Island Orthopedics team wishes its patients in Howard Beach a speedy and full recovery.